Philosophy & Methodology

Looking to the Future in a Time of Uncertainty

Looking to the Future in a Time of Uncertainty PEP FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE BY LAUNCHING A STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS THAT EMBRACES ANTI-RACISM AS CENTRAL TO TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES Contributed by Habeebah R. Grimes, PEP Chief Executive Officer Imagining Our Future When We Are Managing Loss Finding stability in today’s world as plans shift dramatically in
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Philosophy & Methodology

Re-ED 101: Three Big Ideas that Changed Everything

Re-ED 101: Three Big Ideas that Changed Everything SO, WHAT WAS IT THAT LED THESE PEP VISIONARIES TO BUILD THEIR PROGRAM AROUND SUCH A NEW AND RELATIVELY UNTESTED PHILOSOPHY? Contributed by Kenneth Siemen, Director, Staff Development For Positive Education Program, Re-ED has been our North Star from the beginning. It is a philosophy that guides
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Autism

Nurturing a Growth Mindset

What is Growth Mindset? That a person’s abilities can be shaped through their own efforts is the key concept behind psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory of “growth mindset.” In this theory, people can develop basic qualities like intelligence through dedication and hard work. Those with a fixed mindset, on the other hand, believe basic qualities are
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